Manage environmental compliance at United Airlines’ hubs, stations, and maintenance facilities in coordination with the operating divisions of Tech Ops and Airport Ops and in collaboration with the other Environmental Affairs Directors (EN Directors). Effectively and efficiently direct team to manage environmental projects at the station / facility level including regular visits to key stations and facilities throughout the system to strengthen team relationships and relations with station and facility leadership teams. Develop relationships with station and Division leaders to enhance collaboration between Environmental Affairs and station /facility teams. Responsible for a robust compliance management function including providing oversight of compliance activities, advising leadership of compliance issues, and developing action plans to resolve matters.
Manage environmental field compliance team of 15 environmental professionals, including development of both technical skills and leadership skills including professional development and performance.
Develop budget and monitors use; and ensures team aligns resources and priorities to highest risk matters.
Regularly visit field teams to strengthen relationships, effectively manage team development, and provide support needed to team through building relationships business units.
Responsible for directing and providing oversight of compliance associated with company’s operations across the system.
Support the development of an integrated environmental management system that clearly delineates the role of the corporate environmental affairs staff and the responsibilities of station personnel and leadership.
Ensure compliance with existing and emerging environmental regulations including through oversight/monitoring of the roles and responsibilities for other divisions (in collaboration with other Env Affairs Directors).
Ensure leadership is informed of compliance issues and risks along with recommendations on how to address.
Develop action plans to advance compliance improvements and to resolve outstanding issues through technical expertise, strategic thinking, and collaborative skills.
Collaborate with others within Environmental Affairs to communicate environmental policies and procedures to operations.
Support negotiations with airport authorities.
Provide support to construction projects to obtain environmental clearances/permits, conduct due diligence, and ensure compliance with permits and mitigation plans.
Prepare presentations and reports for leadership and regulatory agencies demonstrating progress and strategies relating to environmental projects.
Support internal environmental auditing system including resolution of corrective actions.
Assist with the development of programs to comply with emerging regulations and support development of company environmental policies, procedures, and associated employee training programs.
Anticipate the Company's need to adapt to growing regulatory challenges and develop associated strategic plans.
Support sustainability team with impact reduction initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences/policy or related area
Minimum10 years of experience in environmental compliance
Team or project management experience
Strong technical knowledge of both environmental regulations and of environmental management systems.
Comfortable interpreting regulations and providing guidance.
Experience developing and maintaining an environmental compliance management system
Experience in driving results in a collaborative, cross-business team environment
Experience in managing individuals
Experience working with Company leadership, regulatory agency officials
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including to effectively present findings, recommendations, and risks.
Demonstrates strong people skills to ensure a high performing team and to build relationships across the company and externally
Demonstrates strategic planning and strong organizational and budgeting skills
Good judgment on work prioritization to apply greater resources and project management to higher risk issues
Strong understanding of different risks associated with different compliance issues and good judgment on informing leadership and legal department
Focuses on own continuing education including environmental compliance publications and participating in professional organizations
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
Internal Number: WHQ00013121-AO
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United Airlines and Continental Airlines have come together to merge two of the world's best airlines to create the new United Airlines. With great people, an unparalleled global network, the best new aircraft order book among U.S. network carriers and superior products and services, the new United is well positioned to deliver meaningful profitability and sustainable long-term value for our customers, the communities we serve, our shareholders and our co-workers around the world.Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, the new United operates a total of approximately 5,800 flights a day to 371 destinations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United and Continental are members of Star Alliance, which offers more than 21,200 daily flights to 181 countries worldwide through its 28 member airlines. With more than 85,000 employees worldwide, the company is committed to being the airline customers want to fly, and the airline employees want to work for. The company's corporate and operational headquarters are located in Ch...icago, and it maintains a significant presence in Houston, the company's largest hub. For more information on the new United: www.unitedcontinentalholdings.comFor career opportunities: www.united.jobs